Understanding Alzheimer’s: Myths and Facts

Myth: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Fact: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an … Read more

Suicide: Myths and Facts

Myth: Those who talk about attempting suicide are less likely to act. Fact: People who threaten to take their lives are more prone to attempt it than those who do not. Hence do not take these as empty threats and challenge them. Myth: Those who have attempted once learn from their mistakes and are less … Read more

Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Mental Health

Myths and misconceptions regarding mental health are prevalent across the all cultures, castes and communities. The most common myths seen across are: Is mental illness a “real” disease? Yes! Mental illness is no different than cancer or diabetes. It has both genetic and biological causes and can be treated. How do I help a friend, … Read more